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History - Russia & The Former Soviet Union
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Author: Alex Halberstadt | Narrator: Alex Halberstadt
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Can trauma be inherited? In this luminous memoir of identity, exile, ancestry, and reckoning, an American writer returns to Russia to face a family history that still haunts him.It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name an...
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Author: Joshua Yaffa
Release Date: January 14, 2020
From a leading journalist in Moscow and correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin’s rule In this rich and novelistic tour of cont...
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Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Sophie Robert
Release Date: November 05, 2019
From the author of The Romanovs: a vivid account of history's most successful political partnership—as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion and imperial ambition. Prince Potemk...
Author: Rachel Maddow | Narrator: Rachel Maddow
Release Date: October 01, 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Big Oil and Gas Versus Democracy—Winner Take All  In 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. That same year, a trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia—including...
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore | Narrator: Jonathan Aris
Release Date: August 06, 2019
Fifty years after his death, Stalin remains a figure of powerful and dark fascination. The almost unfathomable scale of his crimes–as many as 20 million Soviets died in his purges and infamous Gulag–has given him the lasting distinction a...
Author: Svetlana Alexievich | Narrator: Julia Emelin, Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman
Release Date: July 02, 2019
From the Nobel Prize-winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia—in the vein of The Unwomanly Face of War and Secondhand Time For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has ...
Author: Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman | Narrator: Masha Gessen
Release Date: March 05, 2019
"A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews"A short, haunting and beautifully written book." -- The Wall Street JournalThe Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoner...
Author: Monte Reel | Narrator: Paul Michael
Release Date: May 08, 2018
A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disasterOn May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union...
Author: Luke Harding | Narrator: Ralph Lister
Release Date: November 16, 2017
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  An explosive exposé that lays out the story behind the Steele Dossier, including Russia’s decades-in-the-making political game to upend American democracy and the Trump administration’s ...
Author: Victor Sebestyen | Narrator: Jonathan Aris
Release Date: November 07, 2017
Victor Sebestyen's riveting biography of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin—the first major biography in English in nearly two decades—is not only a political examination of one of the most important historical figures of the twentieth century but als...
Author: Anne Applebaum | Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Release Date: October 10, 2017
AN ECONOMIST BEST BOOK OF THE YEARFrom the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate todayIn 19...
Author: Masha Gessen | Narrator: Masha Gessen
Release Date: October 03, 2017
WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTIONFINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS WINNER OF THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S HELEN BERNSTEIN BOOK AWARD  NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW,&#...